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Program: Syracuse

French military telecommunication program which consists in several generations.

Syracuse 1

payload aboard the Telecom 1 satellites. X-band

Syracuse 2

payload aboard the Telecom 2 satellites. X-band

Syracuse 3

2 satellites shared between France and Germany, first launch in 2005. X- and EHF-band

Syracuse 4

2 satellites planned in 2021-2023
Operating in X- and Ka-band. 3500 kg, electric propulsion, built by Thales Alenia Space and Airbus.
Excess capacity will be sold to 3rd parties

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